Jan 2016: Please note that the 2016 version of this list is now available here.
One of the things I’m most often asked about is the importance of internships. Do you really need experience to get into PR or can you go straight onto a graduate scheme? In my experience, it’s absolutely vital that you have previous PR experience before applying for an entry-level job in communications. One of the things I often advise those job hunters to do is to look at the PR Week top 150 agencies and start looking for work experience, internships, apprenticeships and graduate schemes offered by those firms.
So to kick 2015 off in style I’ve done the hard part and trawled through websites to bring you the top 150 companies’ internships, apprenticeships and entry-level opportunities in this handy list.
For an detailed look at careers in the PR industry including how to write a decent CV and cover letters buy my book: How To Get A Job In PR
I have a two and a half year old son who I don’t often write about on this blog. He is a joy – this morning he stood looking in wonder at our town’s Christmas tree in the market square and was totally awestruck. It is amazing to watch someone discover the world for the first time. When he first starting speaking – not that long ago – the first words we taught him were ‘mummy’, ‘daddy’, ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘hello’, ‘bye’, ‘please’, ‘sorry’ and ‘thank you’. At two and a half, he is very good at saying thank you. Sadly many adults are not quite as polite. Continue reading
In September I’m going to be delivering a couple of careers guidance courses for Mumsnet Academy with Heather McGreagor, aka Mrs Moneypenny, in London. I’m really excited about these, not least because those people who sign up will be really keen to make the most of our advice and put our guidance into action.
On Thursday 18th September it’ll be a CV masterclass Continue reading
I see a lot of CVs and the thing that most people struggle with is being detailed enough about what they do in their current job. The job you’re doing at the moment, particularly if you’ve been doing it for several years, is what’s going to get you your next job so it’s important you let future employers know exactly what you do so they can get a good picture of what you’re capable of. Continue reading